Christ was speaking to all of us when he said, “Go and make disciples… baptize them… and teach them.” Catechesis (teaching of the faith) then begins and ends with Christ. It is all about helping us understand profoundly what it means to be a baptized Christian and how we are to live with and as Christ. It is, by its very nature, a never-ending task while we are here on earth. It is the journey of a lifetime.
“We all live in a home, a parish and a diocese… catechesis is to occur in all of these settings.” (From Taste and See, Catechesis as Food for the Journey, Diocese of Greensburg, 1999)
The mission of our faith formation program (traditionally known as CCD) at St. Anne Parish is to assist parents in their role as the first teachers of the faith for their children, and to provide opportunities for adults to continue their journey of faith. We also offer a Rite of Christian Initiation Program (RCIA) for those adults that would like to join the Catholic faith.